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Cardiothoracic

NHS Golden Jubilee is home to one of the largest cardiothoracic centres in the UK, with four operating theatres dedicated to cardiac procedures, and a further two dedicated to thoracic surgery.

Each theatre is equipped with state-of-the art machines and analysers to ensure that every patient undergoing cardiothoracic surgery at NHS Golden Jubilee receives the most advanced and sophisticated anaesthetic management.

Our team is made up of recognised experts in Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA) who provide services for approximately 1,200 cardiac patients every year. The team support across a surgical case mix of elective, urgent and conventional artery bypass grafting, valve operations which are conducted through a conventional and minimally invasive approach as well as heart transplantation and a variety of mechanical supports.

Our team also provide cardiac anaesthesia for the Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service (SACCS) across three dedicated lists per week. Additionally, we offer support including imaging for specialist cardiology activity, including, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), MitraClip and Electrophysiology procedures, which take place in one of our Cardiac Catheterisation Labs (Cath Lab) at the Heart and Lung Centre.

Carrying out approximately 500 lung resections a year, the NHS Golden Jubilee is one of the busiest thoracic centres in the UK. For these operations, we offer a variety of regional anaesthesia techniques for intraoperative and postoperative analgesia. These techniques ensure that our patients’ overall surgical experience is as comfortable as possible.